Letters to the Editor

Immigration, sled dogs and slot machines

February 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

Week 7 of the 2017 legislative session has been the busiest yet. Floor sessions have been starting earlier than usual in order to have enough time to vote on all the bills and conduct our regular business. We have voted on bills ranging fro...

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Proposed levy is a replacement, not an addition

February 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

We would like to voice our firm support for the upcoming supplemental school levy on March 14. Both of us deeply appreciate the fine education we received here and know how vital these levies are for our district to continue with a quality...

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Continue to rally behind students with yes vote

February 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

From elementary school through my graduation from Sandpoint High School in 2011, the education I received in the Lake Pend Oreille School District was instrumental in preparing me to be successful in college and in the workplace. I am a pro...

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Levy unclear on how funding will help children learn

February 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF IDAHO APPROVED JULY 3, 1890,ARTICLE IX EDUCATION AND SCHOOL LANDS,SECTION 1. LEGISLATURE TO ESTABLISH SYSTEM OF FREE SCHOOLS.The stability of a republican form of government depending mainly upon the intelligenc...

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Levy criticisms include constructive suggestions

February 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

The levy supporters are threatened by those speaking against their supplemental levy. In all the hysteria, I respond with a sacred hymn, referring to Psalm 109 (NKJV), “Plea for Judgment of False Accusers.” My criticisms include constructiv...

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Pass the LPOSD supplemental levy

February 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Enough! There is no justifiable reason for the LPOSD supplemental instructional levy to fail on March 14. The LPOSD is well worth preserving. We have an excellent staff, dedicated educators and an effective administrative team. They have do...

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Levy’s failure would be devastating to all

February 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

We moved here in the 1970s and our three children grew up and attended public schools here in Sandpoint. They received a solid education by some very dedicated teachers to prepare them for the rest of their lives and two of my grandchildren...

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Reject huge levy and start from scratch

February 24, 2017 at 10:51 am

LPOSD’s administration and school board are perfect examples of people who live inside a bubble but claim to hold an outsider’s perspective. They listen only to each other and engage in group-think. It’s the definition of a broken administr...

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Levy must be supplemental to levy, not critical

February 24, 2017 at 10:51 am

Since taxpayers are being asked for more money on a supplemental levy, then items on said levy need to be “supplemental” to the school district’s budget, meaning over and above the budget.I’m confused as the superintendent’s salary, plus a ...

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DayBreak Center scholarship fund needs your support

February 24, 2017 at 10:51 am

The DayBreak Center Devotee Scholarship Fund needs replenishing. This scholarship fund was created to help families who care for a loved one at home with dementia, Alzheimer’s or some other type of cognitive decline. Their loved one can at...

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